Saturday, July 22, 2006

Religious freedom in Muslim majority countries

I've wondered for some time about why the West doesn't make more of a fuss about the way some Muslim majority countries treat their religious minorities.

Afghanistan was in the news a few months ago and today the BBC has an article on Malaysia.

In Somalia the Islamic militants there claim to have killed the last Christian and in parts of Kenya converts from Islam have to fear for their lives. In Turkey, which hopes to be in the EU, Christians are persecuted and killed.

And don't even start me on Saudi Arabia .....

Perhaps our (UK) own Muslim population could help to spread the tolerance and understanding they campaign for back to some of these countries. Personally I suspect they have no intention of doing so as this isn't their agenda....

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